• Ronald R. I. Spencer, 51, 1621 Garden St. N., New Ulm, was charged June 7 with gross misdemeanor dangerous weapons in a school zone. According to court documents, New Ulm Police Department School Resource Officer Brady Murphy was working at the New Ulm Public School prom April 27 as parents and other family members entered the school to take photos. Murphy observed Spencer enter the building with an outline of metal knuckles in the rear left pocket of his pants. He asked Spencer about them and he provided them to Murphy. He told police he didn’t know it was illegal to possess them in Minnesota, that they were not illegal in Missouri.
• Herbert R. Fischer, 37, Gibbon, pled guilty to gross misdemeanor wrongfully obtaining public assistance-theft June 6. The Court stayed imposition of sentence upon conditions including immediate payment of $9,099.11, two years probation, serving a weekend in the county jail, being decertified from public assistance for one year, performing 40 hours Sentence to Service/Community Work Service (CWS), and paying $85.
He also appeared on a probation violation for a 2014 felony theft charge. The Court reinstated a stay of imposition of sentence. Probation was extended for three years. His monthly restitution amount was raised to $450 a month and he has to serve two weekends in the county jail.
• Heidi Fischer, 37, Gibbon, pled guilty via Alford, to gross misdemeanor wrongfully obtaining public assistance-theft. The Court stayed adjudication of sentence and placed her on two years probation. She was fined $385 in court costs and fees in lieu of CWS.